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ILWU Rally Feb 14th: Racism, Repression and Rebellion: The Lessons of Labor Defense
by repost
Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 7:13 PM
The ILWU has a legacy of defending those under attack by the government, in particular reds and blacks, from Harry Bridges to Paul Robeson to Angela Davis to Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis.
Racism, Repression and Rebellion: The Lessons of Labor Defense

Celebrate Black History Month
Come to the ILWU rally!

ILWU was born out of the militant 1934 Big Strike in which police killed two strikers in San Francisco, shooting them in the back. Still today, police are banned from membership in Local 10. The union has a legacy of defending those under attack by the government, in particular reds and blacks, from Harry Bridges to Paul Robeson to Angela Davis to Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis.

For Black History Month Local 10 is organizing this rally to teach the lessons of the need for unity of action to defend against government repression and racist profiling. These lessons are never more necessary than today as evidenced by the brutal murder by BART police of Oscar Grant.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14,
12 noon
at the ILWU Local 10 Hall
(400 North Point Street, corner of Mason St.
near Fisherman’s Wharf)

Speakers:

Angela Davis
U.C. Professor, former Black
Panther, witchhunted by FBI

Martina Correia
sister of Troy Davis on
Georgia’s death row

Rev. Cecil Williams
Glide Memorial Church

Robert R. Bryan
lead attorney for Mumia Abu-
Jamal on Pa.’s death row

Gerald Smith
Labor Action Committee to
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pierre LaBossiere
founding member, Haiti
Action Committee

JR
Prisoners of Conscience
Cmte. Minister of Information Mumia
Abu-Jamal

Richard Brown
former Black Panther,
San Francisco Eight

Entertainment by Jack Hirschman, S.F. Poet
Laureate; Tayo Aluko, Nigerian Actor portraying
Paul Robeson; Upsurge Jazz/Poetry Music

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by ^
Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 7:44 PM
Angela Davis is a fromer Communist Party member, theoretically an internationalist labor based organization, and for much of that time, a member of its Central Committee, not a member of the Black Panther Party, a black nationalist organization, athough she worked with the Black Panthers. She left the CP in 1991, after perhaps 25-30 years of membership and joined the Committees of Correspondence, a democratic socialist organization.
by Jacques
Monday Feb 9th, 2009 2:06 AM
Its no mistake they did launch an illegal war, and unjust violence against the Holyland. Imagine something no one could believe, such a Nuclear War on the Holyland of the world. Look how he did it, he pointed to other nations as the aggressors for his lying reason for aggression. A wolf in sheeps clothing. The ae911truth.org claims that the official version cannot have taken place or all the laws of physics were suspended on that day only. If this inside job is the actual material fact as the ae911truth.org says, this is the biggest heist in the known world since the written language and culture was brought into being in the world's Holyland 7,000 years ago. Over 2.3 trillion dollars missing and no paper trial. That seems to independent media people to be the case.

It should mean that the workers need to keep building the trade unions that will create the workers state someday so all exploitation of labour can once and for all time be ended. The bosses state serves the bosses, it is but a small minority ruling for the elites and not the bottom 90% who work and create all the wealth. We the worker people need to take hold of the implements of production and wield them for the good of all so aggressive war, poverty, pollution and gender discrimination ceases to exist. Re-tool the entire industrial revolution to the non-pollution solution wind, tidal, and solar power. Viva socialist liberation. Let us utilize May first to raise the Red Flag and close down all ports in the world from loading war materials to kill our brothers and sisters in the lands they have targeted to die for their ill gotten profits. End pollution wars, not endless wars for more pollution.